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Bangladesh to highlight 50 years’ achievement in Dubai Expo 2020

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 28 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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Bangladesh to highlight 50 years’ achievement in Dubai Expo 2020

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Bangladesh will highlight last 50 years’ achievement to the rest of the world in the upcoming Dubai 2020 Expo to improve its image globally, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi informed on Monday.

In the six-month long expo, achievement in different sectors, products, innovation, national brand, tourism, country history and business environment will be showcased.

It is the third largest world expo after Olympics and FIFA World Cup. Participation in the event is seen as a great opportunity for the country to globally highlight its economic development, trade potentials and culture.

At a press conference at his office on Monday, the commerce minister informed that the expo authorities have selected December 03 as International Day of persons with disabilities, December 16 as Country Day, February 21 as International Mother Language Day, March 08 International Women’s Day, March 17 for celebrating Bangabandhu’s birth anniversary and March 26 as Independence Day and National Day.

The theme of the Dubai Expo 2020 is “connecting minds, creating the future” while three sub themes are opportunity, mobility and sustainability.

Exhibition title of Bangladesh Pavilion has been fixed as “Indomitable Bangladesh: Towards Sustainable Development,” Tipu Munshi informed. 

In the two-storey pavilion, the ground floor will be used for exhibition and the first floor will be used as official work and organizing seminars and business to business meetings.

Socio-economic development, progress, success and trade potential will be properly presented at the event through products, audio-visual presentation and documentary. For this, commerce ministry will coordinate with different ministries. 

The last expo was held in Milan, Italy in 2015. UAE connecting middle-east, Africa and South Asia is organizing the event for the first time.

Because of Covid-19 onslaught, the 2020 edition of expo is going to be held from October 01 this year and will end in March 2022. 

Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Additional Secretary (export) Md Hafizur Rahman, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Vice-Chairman AHM Ahsan, commerce ministry’s Joint Secretary (export) Md Abdur Rahim Khan, among others, were present at the press conference.